Executive Summaries

 
 
  • Administrative Review Council Adds Value to Arbitration

    Sometimes parties to an arbitration argue about whether there should be an arbitration at all, or whether they are properly-named participants. Those questions are for the courts or the arbitrator. Parties may also disagree about where the...

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  • How will Gorsuch Field State and Local Tax Issues?

    The presence of Neil M. Gorsuch could prove to be a key factor in decisions regarding state and local tax (acronym “SALT”) that the Supreme Court will soon consider. Currently the SALT community is focused on how...

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  • Successful Implementation of Law Department Time-Tracking

    In order to increases productivity and reduce unnecessary expenses, many law departments are seeking greater transparency with regard to how employees spend their time. Time-tracking initiatives in particular are becoming common as a way to identify workflow...

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  • The New ISO Anti-Bribery Standard

    Guidance that has been adopted to help companies comply with the FCPA, the U.K. Bribery Act, and other laws adopted pursuant to the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, helps mitigate the risk for bribery. But gaps still exist, and...

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  • Cartel Investigations and Leniency

    This article explains what happens in an antitrust cartel investigation and how to stay out of one. The government’s favored way to learn about cartels is its leniency program. Under this program, the first company to come...

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  • Using Big Data Analysis To Protect Against Internal Threats

    Legal and compliance teams have a number of strategies they can employ against risky employee behaviors and communications. Cross-disciplinary legal and IT teams are using big-data analytics technologies to analyze a variety of sources to detect signs...

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  • Negotiating a Tech Contract with a Large Customer

    For a technology provider, getting the chance to contract with a large company can be a welcome opportunity. But these opportunities come with sophisticated, demanding legal teams. Large companies tend to dictate very customer-favorable terms, and they...

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  • Best Cyber Security Practices

    Companies spend millions guarding against external threats, but often ignore internal threats that can be more devastating. Policies and permissions should be established for all who work at the company, from the c-suite to contract workers and...

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  • Protecting Your Company from Cybersecurity Litigation

    Increased connectivity across all industries has greatly increased the potential for data breaches. Post data breach consumer lawsuits, typically asserting breach of contract or negligence theories, are on the increase. Shareholder lawsuits, which often assert claims for...

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  • Five Techniques To Stop an IPR Before it Starts

    Inter partes review is a popular and successful tool for invalidating patents. It is increasingly likely that at some point your company will be served with an IPR petition challenging the validity of one or more of...

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